Sermon: The Words We Choose
Theme: We choose our relationship with God and with one another based upon how we speak and what we choose to enlarge in our language.
Purpose: To examine our communication with one another.
Scriptures: James 3:1-12 The tongue and the way in which it affects our lives spiritually.
Mark 8:27-38 Jesus asks, “Who do you say that I am?” and rebukes Peter when he seeks to direct Jesus away from the cross.
Questions: How does our language and choice of words affect our relationship with God as well as our relationships with the people around us? How does our choice of language and words affect our identity and sense of who we are? In what ways do the choices we make in our words shape our experiences and emotions? What can we do to shape our thinking and language so as to find joy and wholeness?
Description for Sunday Worship, Sept 12, 2021
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Prelude “Come and Seek the Ways of Wisdom”
Opening Song: Glory to God Hymnal #174 “Come and Seek the Ways of Wisdom”
TEXT: Ruth Duck, 1993; © 1996 The Pilgrim Press
MUSIC (MADELEINE 184.108.40.206.8.7): Donna Kasbohm, 1995; © 1997 The Pilgrim Press
The Presbyterian Hymnal # 579 Gloria Patri
Glory Be to the Father
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)
Sending Music: Glory to God Hymnal #826 “Lift High the Cross”
TEXT: George William Kitchin, 1887; rev. Michael Robert Newbolt, 1916, alt.; © 1974 Hope Publishing Company,
Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by Permission.
MUSIC (CRUCIFER 10.10 with refrain): Sydney Hugo Nicholson, 1916; desc. Richard Proulx, 1985; Music © 1974 Hope Publishing Company; Descant © 1985 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188.
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Glory to God Hymnal # 765 May the God of Hope Go With Us (chorus only)
TEXT: Alvin Schutmaat, 1984
MUSIC (ARGENTINA 220.127.116.11 with refrain): Argentine folk melody
Liturgist: Deb Zorn